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Oncology Brain Tumor Program

The Comprehensive Brain Tumor Program at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics provides comprehensive clinical care for brain tumor patients. 

Brain Tumor Program Staff

Patients are cared for by a team of specialized physicians. Led by Kevin Ginn, MD, the team includes oncologists, neurosurgeons, neuropsychologists, neurologists, rehabilitative professionals, and other clinical staff. Twice a month, multidisciplinary patient care conferences allow providers to discuss patients' treatment and needs. 

Department Highlights

  • The program focuses heavily on coordination of therapy and pursuing cutting-edge clinical trials to discover new forms of treatment.
  • We are launching new research collaborations with local and national groups to increase treatment success rates for brain tumor patients.
  • Children's Mercy treats nearly 200 newly diagnosed cancer patients each year – in 2012, 39 of those patients were diagnosed with brain tumors.
  • Our clinical team focuses on treating a full range of conditions related to brain tumors in pediatric patients, including rare diagnoses such as high-grade gliomas, difficuse intrinsic pontine gliomas, and atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumors.

 

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